This particular 1979 Trans Am Anniversary Edition represents a rare matching-numbers treasured classic with it’s significant historical value as (believed to be) being one of only 60 Anniversary Trans Am’s involved in the “Dealer drive away program” through Nascar that year and as you can see, Musclevehicles.com strives to provide you with unique and interesting muscle cars.
What a difference a decade can make. In 1969, the Trans Am was a sharp-looking option package that sold in relatively small numbers. In 1979, the Trans Am was a car that everyone wanted. Immortalized in movies, the Trans Am had emerged as a major contributor to Pontiac’s purse. Not everyone was going to drive off in a Trans Am from the Pontiac lot, as there were plenty of other Firebird models that could feed the sporty car habit. After all, it wasn’t every car that could sick around for 10 years racking up increasing sales. Read more for images!
The Frebird/Trans Am juggernaut did, and Pontiac used the 10th anniversary of the T/A to release a true limited edition model. It would start a Trans Am tradition of anniversary editions every five years. The T/A had been very good to Pontiac and while the strength of that spirit ebbed and flowed, Pontiac had never lost faith in the Firebird – till today, neither has it’s fans.
Check out some of the features:
- true “x” code T/A.
- original 403 V8 engine.
- only 21,040 miles showing on the odometer.
- power everything – even trunk opener. Factory air conditioning.
- unique two tone paint – platinum silver with charcoal accents.
- silver leather interior sourced from the 1978 Corvette Indy Pace Car.
- specifically developed six-color embroidered birds.
- original AM/FM 8 track player.
- mirrored t-tops with original storage bags.
- original space saver tire and inflator tank.
- undercarriage has been recently treated to a complete makeover
- and was Ziebart rustproof protected when originally purchased.
- suspension restored back to like-new condition.
- first use of the turbo-style rims.
The 10th Anniversary Trans Am’s were perhaps the most lavish of all T/A’s.